CEO’s Identify Creativity as Critical for Leadership

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Various surveys report that CEO’s believe creativity is a top skill needed for year in, year out success. When IBM interviewed 1,541 CEO’s from 33 industries and 60 countries, the CEO’s identified creativity as the most important leadership quality. “[M]ore than rigor, management discipline, integrity or even vision – successfully navigating an increasingly complex world […]

Storytelling for Corporations and Non-profits

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Whether you’re a corporation or a non-profit, being able to communicate ideas effectively is vital to your existence. And storytelling is key to good communications. Aristotle claimed that to persuade, one must employ three types of argument: ethical appeal (ethos), emotional appeal (pathos), and logical appeal (logos). Facts alone are not sufficient to persuade. They need to […]

100 Great Questions Business Leaders Should Ask

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As a facilitator, I love questions. They get people thinking and talking. So, I enjoyed this article, 100 Great Questions Business Leaders Should Ask in Inc. online.  The authors compiled the list by talking to entrepreneurs and management thinkers, scanning blogs, and examining their favorite business books. 13 concerns me slightly – but that’s only […]

Corporate Sustainability: Companies that Mean More Actually Make More

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Profit and Purpose   The news is out and it’s exciting: profit and purpose don’t live in separate quarters anymore. The question is no longer can big business afford to be socially responsible. The new question is ‘Can you afford not to be?’ Consumers are becoming increasingly vocal about wanting their purchases to promote social […]